Special Events

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The Special Events Department both produces and permits special events in the City of Aspen that not only benefit event participants but also promote and market Aspen’s vitality to our community and its visitors. Our goal is to instill a sense of pride and excellence in the City’s cultural uniqueness, and in its dedication for maintaining the joy and beauty that is Aspen. To find more information on City sponsored events, please visit: Aspen Special Events

Hosting an Event in Aspen

If you are looking to host an event in Aspen, the Special Events Department is here to guide you through the special event permitting process. It is our goal to assist event organizers in planning safe and fun events that remain consistent with our special events principals and policies.

Completing our short form application will begin the process and will allow us to review your event and guide you through any additional steps needed to get your event permitted.

Begin your application here.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Please know we are still accepting online applications for Special Event Permits with the understanding that current public health guidelines govern our ability to permit your event. All special event permit applications will continue to be reviewed following our standard processes as outlined under our principals and polices noted above. 

COVID-19 Event Safety Checklist

Beginning on February 2, 2021, Pitkin County will move to Orange Level Restrictions. Please refer to Pitkin County's website for additional information on submitting your Event Safety Plan. For events taking place within the City of Aspen, we encourage you to submit a copy of your safety plan to us, even if you are not required to obtain a Special Event Permit from us. Please use this form or forward your Pitkin County confirmation to kirstin.klein@cityofaspen.com 

Photo Shoots and Film Shoots

The Special Events Department is your resource for obtaining a permit for photo/film shoots in the City of Aspen. Please complete our application so that we may guide you through any additional steps needed to get your proposal reviewed and permitted.